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Shelf Lakes Trail #109

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 96' 29 m
Descent: -153' -47 m
High: 11,010' 3,356 m
Low: 10,880' 3,316 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

A singletrack trail skirting the Shelf Lakes behind Browns Peak.

Kristen Arendt

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Description

Leave the Gap Lake Trail #108 once you hit North Gap Lake. The trail climbs a bit before skirting the edges of the Shelf Lakes. There are great fishing opportunities back here. The trail just sort of peters out at the outlet of a smaller, unnamed lake.

Overall, this trail features alpine hiking with rocks and some wet sections after the Shelf Lakes.

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Jul 1, 2015
Ernie M.
Short, relatively easy trail with trailhead in the subalpine. Can get crowded on weekends with fishermen, but mostly clears out at night.

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

#10

in Snowy Range

#17721

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#10

in Snowy Range

#376

in Wyoming

#17,721

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Shelf Lakes Trail, a short distance beyond the lakes. Photo from early July.
Oct 31, 2017 near Centennial, WY
Campsites above the westernmost shore of the Shelf Lakes.
Oct 31, 2017 near Centennial, WY
Medicine Bow Peak from Shelf Lakes Trail (109), Snowy Range.
Aug 25, 2016 near Centennial, WY
Shelf Lakes.
Aug 25, 2016 near Centennial, WY

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